Mom's Crab Imperial

Mom's Crab Imperial Recipe

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Win Spicer


This is my Mother's wonderful recipe. I am delighted to share here as she was known as an excellent cook. My parents would sometimes travel to Crisfield, MD just to get crabmeat! Crisfield was once referred to as The Seafood Capital of the United States.


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1 lb
jumbo lump crabmeat
4 Tbsp
butter, melted
2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
1/8 tsp
1 tsp
coleman's dry mustard
1/4 tsp
old bay seasoning
3/4 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1/4 c
3/4 c
1 Tbsp
minced green pepper
1 Tbsp
minced pimentos, drained well

How to Make Mom's Crab Imperial


  • 1Carefully go over crabmeat for any shells being careful not to break up the lumps. Set aside.
  • 2In a small pan, melt butter. Stir in flour, salt, pepper,dry mustard, and Old Bay seasoning. Add milk to make your cream sauce base. Remove from heat and add mayonnaise the Worcestershire sauce.
  • 3In a medium bowl, add the cream sauce along with the chopped green pepper and pimentos. Stir well. Carefully fold in the lump crabmeat.
  • 4Grease a casserole dish and gently add the crab mixture. Optional is a buttered bread crumb topping.
  • 5Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 20 or 25 minutes depending on the oven. The top should be a light golden brown.

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About Mom's Crab Imperial

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #most, #requested

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